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    Read more about A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

    A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

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    Contributor: Cherian

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Based on over 20 years of teaching experience in animal nutrition, this study guide will enhance learning basic food animal nutritional principles.

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    Read more about Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - Second Edition

    Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - Second Edition

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    Contributors: Callahan, Leonard, and Powell

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-NC

    This book is designed as an Open Education Resource (OER) for introductory nutrition courses and has been adopted for use in high schools and colleges. Topics covered include basic nutrition and metabolism, information literacy, body weight and health, nutrition across life stages, dietary supplements, an in-depth look at each of the macronutrients, and major functions of vitamins and minerals. The second edition of Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application was released in August 2022. The second edition includes a fully revised Unit 7 (Body Weight and Health) and minor revisions to Unit 10 (Nutrition and Physical Activity). In June 2023, Unit 2 (Nutrition Science and Information Literacy) was significantly updated along with the ancillary materials for Unit 2. The remainder of the OER and the accompanying ancillary materials are the same as the first edition, originally published in

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    Read more about Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene

    Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene

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    Contributors: Sheldahl and Yapp

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This eBook makes use of animated images to focus on concepts in histology and embryology, as well as hyperlinks to promote non-linear reading and learning. It is aimed at college students in a dental hygienist program.

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    Read more about Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences

    Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences

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    Contributor: O'Grady

    Publisher: Austin Community College

    License: CC BY

    This 125-page course textbook, entitled Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences, was created by Jack O'Grady, M.S., professor at Austin Community College. This textbook accompanies the course BITC 1340: Quality Assurance for the Biosciences.

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    Read more about A Primer for Computational Biology

    A Primer for Computational Biology

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    Contributor: O'Neil

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    A Primer for Computational Biology aims to provide life scientists and students the skills necessary for research in a data-rich world. The text covers accessing and using remote servers via the command-line, writing programs and pipelines for data analysis, and provides useful vocabulary for interdisciplinary work. The book is broken into three parts:

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    Read more about General Microbiology - 1st Edition

    General Microbiology - 1st Edition

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    Contributor: Bruslind

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Welcome to the wonderful world of microbiology! Yay! So. What is microbiology? If we break the word down it translates to “the study of small life,” where the small life refers to microorganisms or microbes. But who are the microbes? And how small are they? Generally microbes can be divided in to two categories: the cellular microbes (or organisms) and the acellular microbes (or agents). In the cellular camp we have the bacteria, the archaea, the fungi, and the protists (a bit of a grab bag composed of algae, protozoa, slime molds, and water molds). Cellular microbes can be either unicellular, where one cell is the entire organism, or multicellular, where hundreds, thousands or even billions of cells can make up the entire organism. In the acellular camp we have the viruses and other infectious agents, such as prions and viroids. In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.

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    Read more about Biochemistry: Free For All

    Biochemistry: Free For All

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    Contributors: Ahern, Rajagopal, and Tan

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    We are happy to welcome you to our second Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook, Biochemistry Free For All. Biochemistry is a relatively young science, but its rate of growth has been truly impressive. The rapid pace of discoveries, which shows no sign of slowing, is reflected in the steady increase in the size of biochemistry textbooks. Growing faster than the size of biochemistry books have been the skyrocketing costs of higher education and the even faster rising costs of college textbooks. These unfortunate realities have created a situation where the costs of going to college are beyond the means of increasing numbers of students.

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    Read more about Entomology 311 Lab Manual - 1st Edition

    Entomology 311 Lab Manual - 1st Edition

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    Contributors: Scherr, Adams, and Bullock

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Labs in this book supplement the information gained in lecture, as well as providing some perspective and experience with hands-on applications of ideas in pest management. The labs are presented in week-by-week order, so the pre-labs and reading for week 1 are labeled “Pre-Lab 1” and “Week 1 Reading”.

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    Read more about Explorations: An Open Invitation To Biological Anthropology

    Explorations: An Open Invitation To Biological Anthropology

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    Contributors: Shook, Nelson, and Aguilera

    Publisher: American Anthropological Association

    License: CC BY-NC

    Anthropology is the study of humanity, in all its biological and cultural aspects, past and present. It is a four-field discipline comprised of biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. The focus of this book is biological anthropology, which explores who we are from biological, evolutionary, and adaptive perspectives.

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    Read more about Biotechnology Foundations - 2nd Edition

    Biotechnology Foundations - 2nd Edition

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    Contributor: O'Grady

    Publisher: OpenStax CNX

    License: CC BY

    Given the broad definition of biotechnology applications and products, it is easy to see how there is enormous overlap within the fields of cellular biology, microbiology, chemistry, and biomedical engineering. It is the goal of this textbook to provide foundational knowledge to begin building your biotechnology toolkit and enter an exciting career of making a difference through biotechnology.

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